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Business Notebook: Camping resort has new ownership

Published: Saturday, May 10, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

AMBOY – There has been a change in ownership at Green River Oaks Camping Resort, 1442 Sleepy Hollow Road.

The resort has been bought by Dennis and Nanette Gillan of Arlington Heights. The Gillans bought Green River Oaks after the 2013 camping season came to a close.

This year, campers will notice some improvements made by the Gillans, including updates to the camping store, ranger station, arcade and recreation hall. More improvements are in the works, the owners promise.

To maximize fun at the resort, check its schedule of activities, which include themed weekends. Christmas in July is on tap July 11-13, Luau Weekend is July 25-27, or you can place your bet on Casino Weekend, set for Sept. 19-21.

For more information or to book a stay at the resort, call 815-857-2815 or visit

Heritage Woods plans anniversary events

STERLING – Assisted supportive living provider Heritage Woods, 2205 Oak Grove Ave., will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Tours will be given during those hours, and there will be door prizes and refreshments. Musicians are scheduled to entertain at 3 and 5 p.m., said Denise Garcia, Heritage Woods marketing director.

Heritage Woods is managed by BMA Management, the largest assisted living provider in Illinois. The facility has two full-time nurses and a 24-hour certified nursing assistant. Three restaurant-style meals and snacks, along with laundry and housekeeping services, are provided. Transportation and other daily living assistance is available.

For more information about Heritage Woods, call 815-625-7045, or visit, where you can watch a dance video of the Heritage Woods rendition of the Harlem Shake.

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